Gappin' Roads

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  • 12-29-2012
    Moosey
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    Gappin' Roads
    If ya'll remember a while ago when me and my friend built that "road gap" we took some heat for it not being road-gappy enough. People complained that the jump was small and we just skimmed over the road and it wasn't a real road gap... Well we wanted to redeem ourselves... and test out my new GoPro.

    Same hill, but bigger road, this one measures about 25 feet from take-off to the 'technical' landing, although we tend to short it and only go about 20-22 feet.

    My bud had a spare wood jump laying around, so we took it to the hill and this is what happened. In the video you can see us move the jump back to the edge of the road. we started it close, and slowly moved it back until we were clearing the whole road.

    (NOTE: this was just for fun, mostly so i could test out my new gopro. this isn't a serious road gap or anything... Just had tons of fun and we are technically clearing a road. we are still too low to clear a car... we're saving that for later.)

    enjoy.

    for those who need reference: First "Road Gap"

    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7kmLSU-NNQA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    New Road Gap

    <object width='500' height='281'><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/292065/l/' /><embed src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/292065/l/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='500' height='281' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'></embed></object><p><a href='http://www.pinkbike.com/video/292065/'>GoPro HD Hero 3 (Black Edition) Goofin</a> on <a href='http://www.pinkbike.com'>Pinkbike</a></p>

    FIRST ATTEMPTS (We both shorted and landed about the 20 foot mark)
    Attachment 748800

    Attachment 748801

    PS Don't be hating on my sick hipster pants...
  • 12-29-2012
    singlesprocket
    sweet! is that a trek y bike? :D
  • 12-29-2012
    arkon11
    Still not a road gap ;)
  • 12-29-2012
    cyclelicious
    The vids and pics are awesome. Good work
    Keep shreddin
  • 12-29-2012
    ustemuf
    come down to Carlmont and we can hit some gaps :)
  • 12-29-2012
    arkon11
    That jump looks super fun though. Huge landing, and looks like alot of room to set-up for the jump. Good stuff man.


    Ustemuf, you all healed up yet?
  • 12-29-2012
    hitechredneck
    Nice. Nice to know that not everyone thinks that a "road gap" HAS to be a step down. :thumbsup:
  • 12-29-2012
    MOJO K
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ustemuf View Post
    come down to Carlmont and we can hit some gaps :)

    Seeing you post about going big again is good...you were pretty discouraged for a spell.

    K.
  • 12-29-2012
    ustemuf
    hehe yea i'm doing better, thanks... i've hit a couple gaps here n there since being hurt. still holding back a little bit on the gaps, but going harder on the berms and tech than before.
  • 12-29-2012
    ustemuf
    btw moose more speed on the gap, you guys barely makin it :p
  • 12-29-2012
    highdelll
    the jump needs to be more janky! :thumbsup:
  • 12-29-2012
    Moosey
    Haha Ustemuf I'd love to come ride with you and hit some real gaps... We're revamping the run in next time we go out so we have more speed, the little turn right before the jump is super loose and kills a lot of speed.

    There's a chance we are going to build a bigger and taller wood jump to put there so we will be able to clear cars and stuff. We'll see though.
  • 12-29-2012
    mykel
    I agree with the High-dude - def not janky enough - you've set some high standards and we expect nothing less than mega-jank.

    Seriously though, looking good.

    What happened to the Slayer?

    michael
  • 12-29-2012
    Moosey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mykel View Post
    I agree with the High-dude - def not janky enough - you've set some high standards and we expect nothing less than mega-jank.

    Seriously though, looking good.

    What happened to the Slayer?

    michael

    I'm just back in Nevada for Crimmus and left my Slayer and hardtail in Utah, so my only bike left in Nevada is my Compulsion. This summer I'm bringing my Slayer home, and I'm gunna shred northstar on it. Stoked.
  • 12-29-2012
    aedubber
    LOL looks good Moosey , funny how things look so easy and small on a camera. Love the quality of the hero 3 tho .
  • 12-30-2012
    smf805
    looks fun.
  • 12-30-2012
    arkon11
    Yeah, it's really disappointing how small things can look on camera. Especially on a POV camera. I haven't used the new GoPro yet, but even semi-big 20 footers look like 6 footers on the original GoPro.
  • 12-30-2012
    ustemuf
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Moosey View Post
    Haha Ustemuf I'd love to come ride with you and hit some real gaps... We're revamping the run in next time we go out so we have more speed, the little turn right before the jump is super loose and kills a lot of speed.

    There's a chance we are going to build a bigger and taller wood jump to put there so we will be able to clear cars and stuff. We'll see though.


    Anytime man just PM me :)
  • 12-30-2012
    SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    is it just me..,..or do any of you guys wish for the old times and the janky jumps
  • 12-30-2012
    highdelll
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    the jump needs to be more janky! :thumbsup:

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    is it just me..,..or do any of you guys wish for the old times and the janky jumps

    not just you... ;)
  • 12-30-2012
    Tim F.
    You could have landed 5ft farther if you weren't wearing your sisters skinny jeans! That ramp looks too legit, needs some sort of derlict large household appliance to prop it up. This is going to hurt your Janky creditials!
  • 12-30-2012
    aedubber
  • 12-30-2012
    Moosey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tim F. View Post
    You could have landed 5ft farther if you weren't wearing your sisters skinny jeans! That ramp looks too legit, needs some sort of derlict large household appliance to prop it up. This is going to hurt your Janky creditials!

    Hehe Yeah, we're gunna revamp the run in so we can carry more speed and go farther, and please, those pants look fabulous on me :p
  • 12-30-2012
    Moosey
    second one was the best...
  • 12-30-2012
    csermonet
    skills and building coming along, nice!